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Water: Meters

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many water meters were installed by water supply companies in homes in (a) north-west Cambridgeshire, (b) Huntingdonshire, (c) Peterborough and (d) Cambridgeshire in each of the last five years. (287201)

Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water and sewerage industry, holds information by water company area only.

Tabled as follows are the figures showing how many water meters Anglian Water and Cambridge Water installed in each of the last five years. Anglian Water and Cambridge Water are the companies that supply the areas listed in the question.

The Anglian Water figures also include Hartlepool Water (HPL) as Anglian Water took over Hartlepool Water in 1998 and they now report their figures together.

Total household meters

Number

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Anglian and HPL

23,013

19,374

25,516

28,586

33,222

Cambridge

1,428

1,180

1,466

1,381

1,432

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many water meters were installed in homes in Castle Point by water supply companies in each of the last five years. (287503)

Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water and sewerage industry, does not hold data on how many meters are installed in individual constituencies.

The following figures show how many water meters Essex and Suffolk Water has installed in each of the last five years. Essex and Suffolk Water is the company that serves Castle Point.

Essex and Suffolk

Total household meters

2004-05

9,101

2005-06

11,939

2006-07

22,051

2007-08

16,788

2008-09

12,837